Throughout this course, you will be guided by teachings and reflections as you walk in the footsteps of our Blessed Mother through the mysteries of the rosary
to deepen your love and understanding of who she is and how she brings us closer to Jesus.
This is a 6 part course to help you deepen your understanding of Mary. Join Fr Rob Galea, Jonathan Roumie (The Chosen), and many other guest speakers as we seek to understand the role of Mary in your life.
Accredited in Victoria for 6 hours Catholic Education Staff Formation.
WITHIN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA (Reference code REC-012827)
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The course presenters
Fr Rob Galea
Fr Rob Galea is an ordained Catholic Priest and is currently serving in Sandhurst Diocese, Victoria after moving to Australia from Malta, his home country. He is a singer and songwriter with an international fan base. Apart from a series of recordings and album releases, Fr Rob has also written a number of songs for various campaigns and international conferences.
Catholic Priest/ Sandhurst Diocese
Actor, director, producer & musician Jonathan Roumie is best known for his groundbreaking role in the popular series The Chosen, the #1 crowdfunded media project in history, currently streaming in every country on the planet. He has also appeared on “Chicago Med”, The Mindy Project,” “The Good Wife,” “The Newsroom,” “Law and Order,” and “NCIS,” among other shows. He serves as VP on the boards of two non-profits media companies, Catholics in Media Associates and The G.K. Chesterton Theatre Co., and was recently nominated for Papal Knighthood by the Order of St. Gregory the Great.
Actor/ The Chosen
Stacey’s unique journey spans singing and acting in the Broadway National Tours of Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz, to discerning religious life on Reality TV (The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns), to the vocation of marriage and motherhood. Stacey has spoken at the National Catholic Youth Conference and the LA Religious Education Congress, as well as dioceses across the country. She hosts the Called and Caffeinated Podcast and is the founder of the Be Not Afraid Conference and the God’s Adventure Awaits Summit. She also writes teen reflections for Liturgy Training Publications and is a contributing author to Vocations and Prayer Magazine. Stacey and her husband Johnare raising their feisty “Irish twins” in the great State of Virginia. You can find her at www.staceysumereau.com
Podcaster/ Called and Caffeinated Podcast
Fr Chris Ortega
Fr. Chris Ortega is a priest from the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia in the USA. Prior to being a priest, he was part of a traveling youth ministry called NET ministries for two years. He has worked with NET Ministries and assisted at Life Teen’s Summer Camps. Fr Chris Ortega has a presence on multiple social media platforms and not only teaches the faith but shares his random life moments to show that priests are just as normal (or crazy) as everyone else!
Catholic Priest/ Diocese of Savannah
Sam Clear is a student reflection day and staff professional development provider. He has a degree in Mechanical engineering, is a published author, and once walked 15,600km around the world for Christian unity.
Kristin Reilly, founder of Many Hail Marys is a full-time Chicago-based banker, wife of an entrepreneur, and a mother to seven children ranging in ages from twelve to one. Her love of the rosary and passion for teaching others how to pray has grown greatly. It began with the support of her sister, Jill, and their daily devotion to praying the rosary live everyday since October 2018 to a beloved online community of dedicated followers.
Founder/ Many Hail Marys
Alyssa loves to sing! After establishing a Top 40 cover act with her now-husband Daniel straight out of high school, she has been working as a full-time musician performing at venues and events all over the world for the past 10 years. Before that, she studied a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) at Australian Catholic University. Her Catholic faith is the most important part of her life and she has been blessed to have been able to combine her love of music and her faith by singing at events and pilgrimages all over the world. After joining the Catholic Influencers Podcast as a co-host in 2020, she joined the FRG Ministry Team in 2021 and heads the podcasts and courses department. In her spare time (which there isn’t much of!), Alyssa loves food, fitness, reading, and good conversations with friends.
Head Of Courses & Podcasts/ FRG Ministry
James Camden is the Director of Catholic Youth Parramatta in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. He's a father of three young children and husband to Lindsey. For the last 15 years, he's served in youth ministry and formation in parish, school and Diocesan employment as well as with a religious order across the Asia Pacific region and beyond. His qualifications are in education, theology, leadership, communications and journalism and he has been proud to lead the team that produces the plenary sessions and closing mass of ACYF in Sydney and Perth. James' passion is leading young people creatively into spaces that blend faith, life and outreach with contemporary culture.
Director/ Catholic Youth Parramatta
Georga Byrne has been performing professionally as an entertainer since the age of 12. She has had extensive training as a dancer, singer and actor specialising in the field of musical theatre (lead role in ‘The Monsters Rock & Roll Show’ - Universal Studios Japan, Ray Charles Show ‘Genius’ and in Nunsense The Musical with Robyn Arthur which opened The Green Room Awards in 2003). Through acting, Georga has featured in various Australian drama series including Blue Heelers, Neighbours, The Pacific and has been featured in television commercials. Georga also played a lead role in a children’s show called the Cuddly Critters which toured around Australia and had various television appearances. Georga performs as a freelance singer, with a variety of bands, including her own jazz quartet, who regularly perform at jazz clubs, and 5 Star hotels.
Entertainer& Freelance Singer
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